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Published December 22, 2012, 11:30 PM

Man surprised with medal ceremony, renewing those stolen

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Two years ago, while he was vacationing at Christmas time, someone broke into Arlin Melgaard’s home. The bandit made off with nearly everything he and his wife, Wanda, owned: a car parked in the garage, the 2001 retirement gift containing his military medals and badges, the longtime musician’s electric guitars, even canned goods and coffee filters stored in the cupboard.

By: By Steve Wagner, Forum Communications, INFORUM

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